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karl in washington thank you for that. >>> meanwhile obama administration's controversial drone program targeting america terrorist suspects could be regulated by court. that possibility has been raised by testimony by john brennan, he defended the strikes saying they're launched only as the last resort. >> closely to intervening in civil war, leon panetta has revealed that he and former secretary of state hillary clinton wanted to arm the rebels trying to topple the syrian president. but the white house said no. >>> an suv through a front window, quick reaction, jumping over the bar. neither he nor the driver were seriously hurt. >>> finally a guy who's literally living on the edge. take a look at this skateboarder, it's a viral video, thanks to a wild and high-speed ride downhill. but, well the skateboarder in question in trouble this morning. police are looking in fact to arrest him because speed cameras set up on that street caught him at 68 miles per hour. >> whoo! >> please don't try that at home. >> thanks, josh. >>> now, to an abc news exclusive this morning. we have the first n
and move quick. >> john miller. thanks so much. >>> the debate over obama administration's use of unmanned drone craft striking americans was front and center this week on capitol hill. senators grilled cia director nominee john brennan about the program. but what's the view on the ground? cristhristopher smith a an adjunct professor and recently from a fact-fining mission in yemen. good morning, christopher. >> good morning. thanks for having me. >> what's the attitude about these strikes? is there a revulsion about them? a political problem? how do they feel? >> there's a major political problem, and the political problem is generalized political anger and resentment. it's not the droens in particular. it's the fact that the united states and saudi arabia have intervened in yemen. and the if you look at the the arab spring, they see that as foreign countries interfering with their ability to make their own decisions about their country's future. >> to what tee degreedegree is it becoming a recruitment tool for al qaeda? >> we presume that the drone strikes
of authorities. >> jonathan karl in washington. thank you for that. >>> the obama administration's controversial drone program targeting american suspects could soon be regulated by a new court if some senators get their way. that possibility has been raised following testimony by john brennan, the president's nominee to head the cia. brennan defended the strikes, saying they're launched only as a last resort against suspects planning attacks against the united states. >>> we learned the u.s. was closer to intervening in syria's civil war than previously thought. outgoing secretary leon panetta has said that he and former secretary of state, hillary clinton, wanted to arm the rebels trying to topple dictator bashar al assad. but the white house said no, fearing the weapons could fall into the wrong hands. >>> in florida, a close call for a bartender there. a suv through a front window. quick reaction. jumping over the bar. maybe just saved his life. neither he nor the driver was seriously hurt. >>> finally, a guy that's literally living on the edge. look at this skateboarder. it's a viral video,
jersey and there's no way to say it would affect his performance as a candidate for president. >> thanks for playing we appreciate it. >>> this morning president obama speaking at the national prayer breakfast, he of course talked about god and prayer, he also talked about the need to come together. >> this is now our fifth prayer breakfast, and it is always just a wonderful event, but i do worry sometimes that as soon ads we leave the prayer breakfast, everything we've been talking about, the whole time at the prayer breakfast, seems to be forgotten. on the same day of the prayer breakfast. [ laughter ] i mean, you'd like to think that the shelf life wasn't so short. i go back to the oval office and i start watching the cable news networks and it's like we didn't pray. and so my hope is that humility that that carries over every day, every moment. >> president obama at the national prayer breakfast. we'll be right back. website builder with five pages and basic email just $49.99! that's up to 76 percent below online providers and only at officemax stores! [ male announcer ] when we buil
. >> al, thank you. this morning lawmakers are getting nuances about why the obama administration believes it is okay to use drones to kill expected terrorists including americans. it's an issue that will be key at today's confirmation hearing for the president's pick for cia. michael isikoff is calling this story for us. michael, good morning. >> savannah, good morning. drone strikes, the obama administration's weapon of choice against terrorists are coming under scrutiny. after a disclosure justice department document obtained by nbc news this week that justifies the targeted killing of americans suspected of being top al qaeda leaders. for the first time today the white house is sharing the classified memo that lays out the legal basis for such strikes with members of the house and senate intelligence committees. the move comes at a crucial time as john brenan, president obama's nominee to be cia director, faces his confirmation hearing today on capitol hill. in the war over drone strikes, a major reversal from the white house. after years of ironclad secrecy, president obama directed t
. jeff, thank you for your expertise as always. >> you're welcome. jenna: jon? jon: president obama is preparing for his fourth state of the union address. the political climate he's giving this speech in many and the issues he should focus on, we'll get into it next. [ anouncer ] ihop in time square to compare new griddle-melts to your usual breakfast sandwich. a lot more flavor. [ anouncer ] ihop's new griddle melts... made fresh and hot! hand crafted just for you. it's like a sexy sandwich. [ anouncer ] compare new griddle melts yourself. just $4. it's like a sexy sandwich. it's an epic breakfast sandwich. just begin with america's favorite soups. bring out chicken broccoli alfredo. or best-ever meatloaf. go to campbellskitchen.com for recipes, plus a valuable coupon. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. plus a valuable coupon. that's a good thing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized
family in our community we to thank everyone for the outpouring of support at the memorial site. >> house democrats will unveil 15 proposals for curbing the violence the resemble president barack obamas plant and will include a call for banning assault weapons. >> the democrats recommendations also include barring high- capacity magazines carrying more than 10 rounds of ammunition, requiring background checks for all gun sales and prohibiting gun trafficking, all of which obama proposed last month. >> the democrats' proposal are unlikely to go anywhere quickly in the republican controlled house. a spokesperson for house speaker john boehnr , republican of ohio, has said the house will wait to see what the democrat led senate does. >> vice president joe biden or to rally democrats in congress by president obamas gun by the proposals. mr. obamas passed by the coming up with solutions following the deadly shooting in new town, conn. by in is urging fellow democrats to help and seven and tougher gun control measures. >> the president and vice president has been taking their case on gun contro
. speaker boehner noted last year's obama budget got no votes even from democrats in the senate. guys, back to you. >> steve: all right, thank you very much. now other headlines. terrifying moments at a circus. onlookers watched in horror as an american trainer was killed by a bengal tiger. it happened in mexico. the tiger lunged at the man and pinned him to the ground. it's believed the tiger was killed as crews tried to save the trainer. >> gretchen: horrible. pakistan planning to build an amusement park in the city where u.s. forces killed osama bin laden? sky news reports construction will cost nearly $30 million and take about eight years. work set to begin next month. officials say it's all to boost tourism. brian? >> brian: my life was saved by bubble wrap. yep. a construction worker fell 30 feet off a building. he fell 30 feet into a pile of bubble wrap. scaffolding at the construction site is wrapped in it. the worker apparently got stuck in the bubble wrap and did have to be cut up. can you imagine the bang as he hit the ground? >> steve: absolutely. he's lucky. should we wrap you
. >> this was a tough go. we will keep following them. thank you. >> the white house igniting a huge controvercy we this photo of president obama skeet shooting. what is it? we will talk about it with a top adviser standing by to join us in "the situation room". >> president obama brought his push for new gun control to minneapolis calling for a comprehensive package to steps. growing doubt and one of the steps he is seeking can be passed by congress. an assault weapons ban. and dan pfiefer, the senior adviser to the president is joining us right now from minnesota. thanks very much for coming in. >> thanks for having me, wolf. >> everyone thinks that the president's recommendation and a lot of democrats like to ban the military style weapons that doesn't have the votes in congress right now. are you ready to continue to push for it or are you giving up on it? >> we are going to continue to push for the package of initiative that is the vice president presented from banning assault weapons to background checks to ensuring that people have better access to mental health to giving schools better oppo
obama. brennan told the senate intelligence committee he's been told by his lawyer he's only a witness in those probes. >> michael isikoff, thank you. ron widen is a member of the intelligence committee and has pressed the white house for more information on its drone policy. senator, thank you for being with us. first yes, are you satisfied after saying the president was practicing secret law and stone calling, are you satisfied these memos are being released to some members of congress? >> this is an encouraging first step. and especially because it comes at a time when the lines have blurred between the military and the intelligence field and it's going to be so important to do robust congressional oversight in order on protect both our security and our liberty. also i'll make sure it leads to an expanded public right to know. >> let me ask you about the nomination of john brennan. you hinted you would pull out all the stops. does that mean you intend to block his nomination? shall. >> first of all, i never announced my position until we had a confirmation hearing. i did believe wha
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